31 December 2012


Can you read it? "Happy New Year 2010" - and rotated 180 degrees, it says Merry Christmas... see them both at unterart.wordpress.com

Douglas R. Hofstadter describes an ambigram as a "calligraphic design that manages to squeeze two different readings into the selfsame set of curves." More plainly: an ambigram may be read as one or more words not only in its form as presented, but also from another viewpoint, direction, or orientation. The words readable in the other viewpoint, direction or orientation may be the same or different from the original words.

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